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Song Parodies -> "MacEden Park"

Original Song Title:

"MacArthur Park"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Richard Harris

Parody Song Title:

"MacEden Park"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Kings were never feted like us girl
No need to shop for bread
In our hallowed ignorance
E-den's the party place until we messed
With Eve's forbidden sighin'
After ripened fruity plants

Well mankind's perks are melting and it irks
My help-meet's devising brought me down!
Someone let the snake get all the blame
I am duped 'cus He forbade it
But that chick Eve made me ate it
Else I never would participate in sin
Oh, no!

Realized my 'fellows' are undressed
Hoping face to save
With a mound of round fig leaves
My curse - a gender ribbing by the Man
Now there's no displaying peckers in the breeze

Now Adam's perks are fleeting and it irks
I'll soon be despising hoeing ground
Someone make that snake take all the blame...
I don't understand the ban - it..
...It was just a pomegranate
Now must weather reciprocity of sin
This blows!

Stuffed it up and got it wrong, you see
Broke rule and winged it
Glared did God, said "No ice cream for thee"
'Cus I got fingered!
I will whinge and whine and bitch and scorn
For in this garden patch He looked at what I'd done
No laughter more 'cus Eve caused my strife
Dastardly that Eve as my wife
Lill'd be better one...

I'll till eight to five now with my hands and I will rue it
I will prob'ly worship Lord of Flies 'cus now we blew it
I'll be clad in stinky fur attire
Fall guy's fashion show I'm livin' by the bye
And after all it weren't very bright
Oh, must admit I am now contrite
I'm re-thinking and blue
A blundering guy...

(up tempo music with dancing apples and pomegranates)

MacEden Park, I felt was quite a lark
But now something dicey's going down
Come on, let the snake take all the blame...
I will shirk from all that's sacred
And will mourn I'm not still naked
But it's clever You'll be blessing Eve with Cain!
Oh, no!
Oh, no

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Johnny D - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
555, well done, Hobbits, well done!

Sent forth from Eden, doomed to die,
Stained by sin so serpentyne;
Dissolved at last was that sin by
The Carpenter's red turpentyne.
Royce Miller - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
a masterpiece
Jonathan C. - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
The first Biblical themed song written by Hobbits. Good Job, I mean job. (Have a nice vacation, Merry.)
2Eagle - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
That makes more sense than the original.
Guy - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
It makes more sense than the original sin.
Mari D - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Classic!
alvin rhodes - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
best line...someone let the snake get all the blame....boy, do i ever hate the original song...this is sooooooo much better
Meriadoc - September 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you so much everyone! I am sorry I did not get to vote on anyone else's today - I meant to, but I am leaving for a road trip Friday morning and am burning the candle at both ends trying to get everything finished in time, and my to do list is getting longer and time is getting shorter. :-P
Peregrin - September 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Yep, thanks all. Merry? Road trip? Which team you play for?
mandamoo - September 02, 2004 - Report this comment
This is quite simply, superb !!!
CeramicsFanatic - September 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent job, guys! :-)
Eight of Nine - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I agree with Alvin
Guy - October 06, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM - Voted and commented earlier. Very well done.
Phil Alexander - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Another where I voted but missed the comment - another excellent addition to the ever-growing M&P archives :-)
Adagio - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM Very good!! 5's
Rick D - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
This is how they should have written the Bible.
Arwen - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM--Good job, little ones!
Spaff.com - October 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent stuff, hobbitses. I particularly love the snake and pomegranate lines.
Agrimorfee - October 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM)Poetic. Much poetic license: " I am duped 'cus He forbade it But that chick Eve made me ate it" Holy Moses!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Mmm...sacrelicious! Loved the rhymes and enjoyable all the way through.
Know 1 can hear you dream - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM): Sneaky and clever reference to Lilith, with the word one as in first in the same line, you hobbits know your canon AND your myths, as always...
Melhi - October 15, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM -- an improvement on both originals (song and story.) Well done!
Claude Prez - October 15, 2004 - Report this comment
What everyone else said (esp Rick). Particularly enjoyed the various subs for "recipe".
Paul Robinson - October 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - Mer & Pip - You know, I get this gnawing feeling here that this story is somehow vaguely familiar to me...but I just can't place it...well, darn it, maybe I'll be able to place it later...time to curl up now with a Good Book and get ready to crash...OH...5's...
martha - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
wonderful stuff ... and I love the OS......
John Jenkins - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Good word play, clever rhyming, and good ending.
Meriadoc - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow! Thanks so much all of you for all the great comments! And K1CHYD, glad you caught the Lilith reference! ;-)
Johnny D - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
2nz - October 31, 2004 - Report this comment
It's like I'm back in Rome, staring up at the Sistine Ceiling where Mike portrays Adam and Eve, he probably wouldn't have minded 'peckers in the breeze', as his Last Judgement would suggest... [start flashback]
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When Michelangelo unvealed his Last Judgement on the Sistine Wall, one of the clergymen was very unsettled by all the ignudi (or nudes) in it and called Mike some not-so-nice names. At some point later, Mike painted this man into the area of 'Hell' in his 'Last Judgement'. When this clergyman noticed it, he went berzerk and asked the Pope to do something about it. The Pope responded something like this:

"I'd love to help you, but you're already in hell. If he'd painted you in purgatory, then maybe."

~~~
Anyhow, great parody you hobbitses
Stuart McArthur - October 31, 2004 - Report this comment
As a rule I don't like seeing people mess with MY park, but I'll forgive it this time because this was so brilliant. If this parody was a cake I would NOT be leaving it out in the rain - 555 guys - the pomegranate line and "someone made that snake take all the blame" were my favourites
Helene - November 01, 2012 - Report this comment
favorite: "now Adam's perks are fleeting"

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